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Legal Notices
(Published in the Hiawatha
World Fri. 10/16/20)

Public Notice

Powhattan USDA,
Powhattan, Kansas

Publication Date: October 16, 2020

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is soliciting public comments regarding a proposal to address environmental contamination at the Powhattan USDA Site in Powhattan, Kansas. KDHE will select a final remedy for the Site after reviewing and considering all information submitted during a 30-day public comment period October 16 through November 15, 2020. The Draft Corrective Action Decision (CAD) presents KDHE’s preferred alternative for the Site; however, KDHE may modify the alternative or select another response action based on new information or public comments. The Draft CAD document that outlines the proposal for cleanup is available for public review at the KDHE offices in Topeka and at the Hiawatha City Hall at 701 Oregon St, Hiawatha, KS 66434. Appointments to review documents in Topeka may be made by contacting Ken Diediker at 785-296-0291. The documents may be reviewed at the Hiawatha City Hall during regular hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. KDHE will accept written comments on this Powhattan USDA draft CAD from October 16 to November 15, 2020.

Public comments on the Draft CAD must be submitted to KDHE in writing during the 30-day public comment period from October 16 through November 15, 2020 at the address listed below.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Environmental Remediation, 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 410, Topeka, KS 66612. Contact: Ken Diediker, 785-296-0291

Comments on the Draft CAD can also be submitted to KDHE by electronic mail to kenneth.diediker @ks.gov. Comments sent by electronic mail must be received by KDHE by 5:00 p.m. on November 15, 2020. All comments that are received by KDHE prior to the end of the public comment period will be addressed by KDHE in the Responsiveness Summary Section of the Final CAD.
Legal Notices
  • Updated
(Published in the Hiawatha World Fri. 10/09/20, Fri. 10/16/20
and Fri. 10/23/20)

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF
BROWN COUNTY, KANSAS

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF EUNA VAYE BRANT,
Deceased.    

Case No. 2020-PR-000025

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The State of Kansas to All Persons Concerned:

You are hereby notified that on September 21, 2020, a petition was filed in this Court by David R. Brant, heir, devisee and legatee of Euna Vaye Brant, deceased, and as executor named in the will of the decedent, praying that the instruments attached to the petition dated March 8, 2010 and March 9, 2020, be admitted to probate, and for the appointment of David R. Brant, as executor of the will, without bond.

You are further advised that the petitioner in this matter has requested administration pursuant to the Kansas Simplified Estates Act, and if such request is granted the Court may not supervise administration of the estate and no further notice of any action of the executor or other proceedings in the administration will be given except for notice of final settlement of the decedent’s estate. Should written objections to simplified administration be filed with the Court, the Court may order supervised administration to ensue.

All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the estate within four months from the date of the first publication of this notice as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred.

    /s/ D. Thad Sullivan

SULLIVAN LAW OFFICE
5930 SW 29th St., Suite 100
Topeka, Kansas 66614
(785) 271-1410;
(785)783-2409 (fax)
thadsullivan@cox.net
D. Thad Sullivan #19280
Legal Notices
(Published in the Hiawatha World Fri. 10/16/20, Fri. 10/23/20,
and Fri. 10/30/20)

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BROWN COUNTY, KANSAS

In the Matter of the Estate of
                
ELVA LORENE MCCONNELL,
Deceased

(Petition Pursuant
to K.S.A. Chapter 59)        

No. 2020-PR-28

TITLE TO REAL ESTATE
INVOLVED


NOTICE OF HEARING
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS


THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED:

You are notified that on October 6, 2020, a Petition was filed in this Court by Paul Fischer, the son of an heir of Elva Lorene McConnell, deceased, requesting that Letters of Administration under the Kansas Simplified Estates Act be issued to Paul Fischer.

You are further advised under the provisions of the Kansas Simplified Estates Act the Court need not supervise administration of the Estate, and no notice of any action of the Administrator or other proceedings in the administration will be given, except for notice of final settlement of decedent’s estate.

You are further advised if written objections to simplified administration are filed with the Court, the Court may order that supervised administration ensue.

You are required to file your written defenses to the Petition on or before November 12, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. in the Brown County District Court, Hiawatha Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition.

All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within four months from the date of the first publication of this notice, as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred.

Paul Fischer, Petitioner

THE PROBST LAW FIRM, P.A.

Raymond E. Probst, Jr.     KS# 20370
827 Armstrong Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
(913) 281-0699 Fax (913) 321-0199
Attorneys for Petitioner
Legal Notices
Published in the Hiawatha
World Fri., 10/16/20)
HOOK UP TOWING
will have an
AUCTION on OCT. 30, 2020
at 8 a.m. - 1010 Miami,
Hiawatha, Kansas.

1990 JAGUAR

Vin# SAJHY1744LC612524
and 2007 TOYOTA

Vin# 4T1BE46K67U136237
Legal Notices
(Published in the Hiawatha World
Fri. 10/16/20, Fri., 10/23/20 and Fri. 10/30/20)

NOTICE TO GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES,
PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND CHARITIES


The Ruth and Roger Wolfe Charitable Trust, a 501(c)(3) Private Foundation was established for charitable purposes, one of which is to provide non-renewable grants to schools, government entities and qualifying charitable organizations located in Brown and Doniphan Counties in Kansas. During 2019 grants totaling $116,736.80 were given to charitable entities in Brown and Doniphan counties, including $340,857.88 to twenty charities, local units of government and schools that submitted grant applications. This is a long-term trust and notice of availability of funds will be published on an annual basis. Grants are not intended for large-scale capital projects and are not automatically renewable for subsequent years, except under exceptional circumstances as may be determined by the selection committee. Entities are encouraged to submit new applications for other projects and/or activities in subsequent years.

Entities desiring to submit applications for grants should submit a written application containing the following information:
Name of entity - include address, phone number and e-mail address; Proof of tax-exempt status (sales tax exemption is not sufficient); Amount of funds requested;
Purpose of grant - detailed description of project / activity;
Duration of project / activity;
Estimated number of people benefited by such grant;
Total cost of project / activity;
Probability of project completed if grant approved.

Application should be submitted no later than November 30, 2020 and mailed to the following address:
Ruth & Roger Wolfe Charitable Trust % Citizens State Bank & Trust Co. PO Box 360 Hiawatha, KS 66434
785-742-2101
e-mail: emadsen@csbkansas.com
Legal Notices
  • Updated
(Published in the Hiawatha
World Fri. 9/11/20, Fri. 9/18/20, and Fri. 9/25/20)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

To All Persons Concerned:

You are hereby notified that on 24 August 2020, the decedent Patricia L. Koelliker died a resident of Brown County, Kansas. Michael G. Koelliker is Trustee of the Donald Gene Koelliker and Patricia L. Koelliker Revocable Trust, established by the decedent on June 2, 2005, the terms of which provide that the debts of the decedent may be paid by the Trustee upon receipt of proper proof thereof sent to Michael W. Riley, Attorney at Law, LLC, 117 South Sixth Street, Hiawatha, KS 66434.

All creditors of the decedent are notified to present their claims against the Trustee within the later of four months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or 30 days after receipt of actual notice, as provided by law. If their demands are not thus presented, such demands shall be forever barred against the Trustee and the trust property.


Michael G. Koelliker, Trustee
Legal Notices
(Published in the Hiawatha World Fri. 9/25/20)

NOTICE OF PLACES AND DATES OF REGISTRATION
In compliance with the provisions of K.S.A. 25-2310 notice is hereby given that the books for registration of voters of Brown County, will be open at the following places during regular business hours:

1. Brown County Clerk’s Office,
Courthouse, 601 Oregon
Street, Hiawatha.
2. Hiawatha City Clerk’s Office,
701 Oregon Street, Hiawatha.
3. Horton City Clerk’s Office,
205 E 8th Street, Horton.
Persons who apply for services at voter registration agencies may register at the following places during regular business hours:
1. SRS Office, 912 S. Morrill Ave, Hiawatha.

In compliance with the provisions of K.S.A. 25-2311(c), at 5:00 P.M. on the 13th day of October 2020, the books for registration of voters will close and will remain closed until the 4th day of November 2020.

A citizen of the United States who is 18 years of age or older, or will have attained the age of 18 years at the next election must register before he or she can vote. Registration is open until the close of business on the 21st day before the election.

When a voter has been registered according to law, the voter shall remain registered until the voter changes name by marriage,
divorce or other legal proceeding or changes residence. The voter may re-register in person, by
mail or other delivery when
registration is open or the voter may re-register on election day.

Application forms shall be
provided by the county election officer or the Secretary of State upon request. The application shall be signed by the applicant under penalty of perjury.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of September, 2020.
            
Melissa L. Gormley
County Election
Officer
Bid Notices
(Published in the Hiawatha World 9/25/20)

BROWN COUNTY RURAL WATER DISTRICT #2 BROWN COUNTY, KS
WATERLINE EXPANSION PROJECT


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Bids for the Water Supply Expansion contract for construction will be received by Brown County RWD #2 at Brown County, Kansas, P.O. Box 126, Powhattan, KS 66527 until 2:00 pm on October 27, 2020, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. The Water Supply Improvements consist of the following contract:

Distribution Pipeline
Includes construction approximately 52 miles of 6-inch through 2-inch pipeline, hydrants, valves, road crossings, stream crossings, concrete master meter vaults, residential meter pits, seeding, electrical, gravel drives, radio read meters and appurtenances.


The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: Bartlett & West, Inc., 1200 SW Executive Dr., Topeka, KS 66615. Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents at the office of the Engineer, Bartlett & West, Inc., located at 1200 SW Executive Drive, Topeka, Kansas 66615, 888-200-6464. A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 will be required for each separate set of Drawings and Specifications. There will be no refund for this deposit.

Alternatively, digital copies of the bid documents are available at www.bartwest.com or www.questcdn.com. Bidding documents may be downloaded for $20.00 by entering Quest project # 7326475 indicated above on the project search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at (952) 233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance with membership registration or questions regarding downloading of the bid package.

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

All Bids must be filed in said office on or before the time herein set, on forms furnished by the Owner, and must be enclosed in a separate sealed envelope and plainly identified. Each Bid shall be
accompanied by a Bid Bond, certified check, cashier's check, or certified credit union share draft in a separate sealed envelope in an amount equal to five per cent (5%) of the total amount of the Bid. If Bid Bond is submitted, it must be on the form provided with the Contract Documents. The certified check, cashier's check, or certified credit union share draft shall be drawn on a bank in the state of the Owner, a bank chartered under the laws of the United States of America, or said certified share draft shall be drawn on a credit union in the state of the Owner, or chartered under the laws of the United States, and payable to the Treasurer of the Owner as security that if awarded a contract, the Bidder will enter into a contract at the prices Bid and furnish the required Performance and Payment Bonds in the amount of one hundred per cent (100%) of the Work and Certificate of Insurance. The certified check, cashier's check, or certified share draft may be cashed, or the Bid Bond forfeited, and the proceeds retained as liquidated damages if the Bidder fails to execute a contract or file
acceptable Performance and Payment Bonds or provide an acceptable Certificate of Insurance within fifteen (15) days after the acceptance of said Bid by resolution of the Owner. No Bidder may withdraw a Bid within sixty-one (61) days after the date set for opening Bid.

Contractor will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order 11246 (Equal Employment Opportunity), as amended, which requires the Contractor to take steps to meet aggregate workforce goals of 5.7% for minority participation and 6.9% for female participation. Requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the specifications.

Bidders must fully comply with Subpart C of 2 CFR Part 180 and 2 CFR Part 1532, entitled Responsibilities of Participants Regarding Transactions. Contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers that appear on the Excluded Parties List System at www.sam.gov are not eligible for award of any contracts funded by the KDHE State Revolving Fund programs.

All contracts and subcontracts exceeding $100,000, at any tier under a KPWSLF Loan Agreement shall comply with the Anti-Lobbying Act, Section 319 of Public Law 101-121, and file an Anti-Lobbying Certification form, and the Disclosure of Lobbying Activities form, if required, to the next tier above.

KPWSLF Loans prohibit the use of these funds unless all iron and steel products are produced in the United States. All iron and steel manufacturing processes must take place in the United States, except for metallurgical processes involving refinement of steel additives. No unauthorized use of foreign iron, and steel products will be allowed on this project. Refer to the American Iron and Steel guidance documents on the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/cwsrf/american-iron-and-steel-requirement- guidance-and-questions-and-answers for more information.

Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the requirements of OMB Circular A-102, “Standards Governing State and Local Grantee Procurement”. Particular attention is directed to the requirements for affirmative steps to be taken in the solicitation of Minority Business Enterprises and Woman’s and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises by the Contractor in procuring subcontractors for this Contract.

The prospective Bidders must certify by submittal of USDA Form AD-1048 “Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion – Lower Tier Covered Transactions” that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, it and its principals are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or voluntarily excluded from covered transactions by any federal department or agency.

The prospective Bidders must complete RD Instruction 1940-Q, Exhibit A-1, “Certification for Contracts, Grants and Loans”.

Bids received will be acted upon by the Owner at the time and place above specified or at such later time and place as may then be fixed. The Owner hereby reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive informalities and irregularities and to enter into such contracts as it may deem to be for the best interests of the Owner.

Section 746 of Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Division A - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017) and subsequent statutes mandating domestic preference applies an American Iron and Steel requirement to this project. All listed iron and steel products used in this project must be produced in the United States. The term “iron and steel products” means the following products made primarily of iron or steel: lined or unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and construction materials. The deminimis and minor components waiver {add project specific waivers as applicable} apply to this contract.
Hearings Meetings
(Published in the Hiawatha
World Fri. 9/25/20)

PLANNING COMMISSION

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hiawatha Planning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. on the 15th day of October 2020, in the City Commission Room, City Hall,
701 Oregon, Hiawatha, Kansas, to
hold meeting to:

Discuss rezone of property
located in the:
Lot MM, Grey’s Survey, being a part of the North-East quarter of Section 29, Township 2, Range 17, Brown County, Kansas. Commencing at a point 30 feet South and 638 feet West of the Northeast corner of the Southwest quarter of Section 29, Township 2, Range 17, Brown County, Kansas, thence 330 feet, thence East 40 feet, thence North 330 feet, thence West 40 feet to the place of beginning; in the City of Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas from R-1 to I-1, also known as 725 Iowa Street


All persons interested in said matter will be given the opportunity to be heard at this time concerning their views and wishes all will be considered by the Planning Commission.

Certified this 22nd day of September 2020.

____________________
Mike Nichols
Zoning Administrator